Everything is Made of Energy
Understanding that everything is made of energy is one of the basic tenets of energywork and energy healing.
"But Marley," you say, with hesitation, "How could that be? I don't understand."
Not to worry, my friend! I used to not understand it. I thought it was some weird "hippie" belief that didn't have much merit. My goodness, I was wrong about that!
Energetic Understanding: Medicine's Next Great Frontier -- Dr. Oz
"Western" medicine and a lot of science don’t acknowledge energy and energetic fields (esp the human energetic field), which is such a shame, for many reasons. Energy work functions on the premise that everything is made of energy (more on this below).
Despite the lack of training in energetic healing, "Western" institutionalized medicine is coming to embrace Reiki (and other complementary modalities) as a way to help patients heal.
Dr. Oz, a famous medical doctor, professor, and TV personality believes that "the next wave of medical advances will be when we come to recognize the body as an energetic system."
Let's Talk Physics
If you've taken a basic physics class, you already know that everything has kinetic and potential energy within it. Some of that energy is in use (kinetic), and some is being "stored" for later use (potential). So already, you see that classical physics fully acknowledges that everything is made up of energy.
Let’s Get Micro
If you think about how everything is made of molecules and those molecules vibrate at certain frequencies. The frequency of vibration dictates which state (solid, liquid, gas, plasma) something is in. You may recall that molecules in a solid state vibrate more slowly than molecules in a gaseous state. Vibration is kinetic energy. Since every molecule vibrates, it is emitting energy.
Zooming in Further
Molecules are made of protons, neutrons, and electrons. Even smaller particles such as leptons and quarks make up electrons, neutrons, and protons -- and these are all vibrating at particular frequencies. Again, vibration is movement, which is kinetic energy that’s being expended.
- Everything has kinetic and potential energy (yay, physics!).
- Everything is made up of molecules (and even smaller particles) that vibrate (kinetic energy) at various frequencies.
Now back to you
Since all molecules vibrate and you are composed of molecules, that means you are vibrating and emitting energy. If your being is not vibrating in the way that best suits it, you may feel unwell in a whole plethora of ways, including:
- Fatigue and/or sleep disturbances
- Unhappy or other mood issues
- Anxious, frazzled
- Headaches, body pain
- Temperature and blood pressure regulation issues
- Difficulty concentrating
- Illness -- even chronic illness
Reiki helps to alleviate all of these issues (and more!) by ushering in healing universal energy to aid in rebalancing the energy of your being. Reiki addresses the root cause of an issue, rather than just trying to manage symptoms (one of my main critiques of “Western” medicine).
[Disclaimer: I am by no means saying that you should forego the advice of a qualified medical professional. Reiki is a complementary modality that can improve your general wellness. I am by no means offering it as a cure to your problems, medical or otherwise! You are responsible for utilizing common sense and taking care of yourself.]
Some common responses to Reiki include:
Feeling lighter in body, mind, and spirit
Decrease in pain, tension, and discomfort
Feeling happier and at ease
Feeling more capable in life
Increased rate of healing from surgery and other medical procedures
More and more hospitals are implementing Reiki programs because they recognize how Reiki helps their patients recover their health more quickly!
I would love to chat with you about how Reiki can help YOU! Feel free to ask me any questions that you have.
Love and light,